To ensure a safe and enjoyable camping trip, always:

  • Know the number for the park rangers and local authorities.
  • Know the number for the nearest hospital or emergency center.
  • Check the location’s website to see if you will have to pay any fees to camp there.
  • Check the group-size limit if traveling with a large group. (how many tents and people per site)
  • Call ahead and ask if they are tent camping or RV only.
  • Remember fire safety and check the current campfire regulations.


In an effort to reduce the impact of humans on nature, a group called “Leave No Trace” has made a seven-step guideline to keep in mind while camping.

  1. Plan ahead and prepare.
  2. Travel and camp on durable (i.e. rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow) surfaces.
  3. Dispose of waste properly. (What you bring in, bring out.)
  4. Leave what you find. (The goal is to preserve nature.)
  5. Minimize campfire impact.
  6. Respect wildlife.
  7. Be considerate of other visitors.

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